Working together for a more resilient coast

Chatham County and the surrounding communities are in need of direction in the form of specific strategies to plan for and react to rising seas along the Georgia coast.

➧ The Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) partnered with Chatham County, the City of Savannah, Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division, University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and others to develop the Coastal Empire Resilience Network (CERN).

➧ CERN is a network engaging regional community partners, municipal staff, and policymakers to coordinate strategies to address the physical, economic, and social challenges coastal Georgia faces due to a changing climate. CERN is working to align regional strategies, share resources, and advocate for collective action to improve the resilience of communities in our coastal region.

➧ Explore our website to access resources and past meeting materials. You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter The Resilience Bight for ongoing resilience activities in the region.

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The Resilience Bight!

A monthly newsletter from the Coastal Empire Resilience Network (CERN) and Chatham County Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) for bite-size resilience updates in Coastal Georgia. Learn more about network updates, partner organizations, and resiliency resources, events, and grants.

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Financial assistance provided by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and passed through the Coastal Management Program of the Department of Natural Resources.